Amazing Selfies From Around the World & Beyond

By Ryan Koss

Remember the last great selfie you took? Was it at the beach? Maybe it was at Comic-Con with Wolverine? Selfies have found their way into almost every part of our lives. 2014 was the year of the selfie, so it’s no wonder 2014 produced some of the best selfies to date.

Presidential Selfie
President Obama gets a better angle using a selfie stick.

Not only is President Obama the first U.S. president to participate in the Hour of Code, but he may also be the first president to take selfies in the White House.

Top-of-the-World Selfie
Dave Carriere atop Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest peak.

A selfie captures the moment forever. It wasn’t enough for Dave Carriere to reach the top of Mt. Everest; he had to have a selfie to prove it (i.e., “Picture or it didn’t happen”). Shortly after posting this selfie, the image went viral, flooding social feeds and timelines around the world.

Fighter Jet Selfie
The view from above is provided by a Royal Air Force selfie.

As a pilot in the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, you may find yourself flying daring and dangerous missions, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a selfie. This RAF pilot snapped a selfie with the airliner he is escorting to safety.

Out-of-this-World Selfie
“Houston, we have a selfie.” NASA astronaut and flight engineer Mike Hopkins captures the moment.

A NASA astronaut managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime selfie while on a mission at the International Space Station. Astronaut and flight engineer Mike Hopkins took his selfie while making a space walk outside of ISS.

Robot Mars Rover Selfie
NASA’s Curiosity Rover takes a break from collecting samples to take a selfie.

NASA loves selfies. This one is possible thanks to robotics and electrical engineering and it comes from NASA’s Curiosity Rover. The rover poses on the Red Planet as it collects data from the mysterious Martian surface.

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